Violence Escalates in Nigeria After Schoolgirls' Kidnapping

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Members of the Boko Haram militant group massacred at least 125 people and torched homes in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, three weeks after the group kidnapped over 300 schoolgirls. The Islamist group has a violent history of kidnappings and murders, and its leader has threatened to sell the girls, 276 of whom are still presumed captured. We discuss the unfolding situation and possible involvement from the U.S. and other countries.


Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Johnnie Carson, senior adviser at the United States Institute of Peace, former ambassador to Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda and assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of African Affairs

Mansur Liman, BBC Hausa Service editor